Queer Not Cool Event This Saturday!

This month our theme is WOMEN WE LOVE – heroines, icons, and just all around strong and kick-ass women including actor/comedian/filmmaker BRUCE BUNDY (aka Octavia in “The Hunger Games”!!!), author & librarian SHAWN(TA) SMITH (“Rivers of Honey” cabaret), a performance from the new musical LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON and our returning champion, the very funny returning champ DONNA OSTROWSKY. Plus music by Brooklyn songstress SARAH FACTOR!

Hosted by ROB RIBAR

This month features…

Bruce is an actor, performer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. She hosts a monthly variety show at Jimmy’s 43 in the East Village, “The Witching Hour,” makes films like “The Greggs” and “The Mud.”

An excerpt from the upcoming musical, “Lesbian Love Octogon: A Musical Comedy About Dyke Drama”
Actor LAUREN SAPIENZA will sing “Oh, Pat Califia,” accompanied by WILL LARCHE on piano.

Set in the late 90s on the Lower East Side of New York City, LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON follows the journey of Sue, a less than butch dyke with a broken heart, as she tries to cope with losing her girlfriend to her ex-girlfriend. When Sue’s friends (a bevy of ex-girlfriends and ex-girlfriends’ ex-girlfriends) come rushing to her aid, they incite a tempest of lust and betrayal as they try to convince Sue that the answer to happiness exists in polyamory, pomade, and online personals. A riotous look at a righteous time in lesbian history, LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON is a musical for anyone who has ever loved wimmin’s bookstores, tofu or cats.

A lesbian separatist, writer, archivist, reference librarian, and editor of the “Her Saturn Returns” blog and book, will read an excerpt of her work. Smith is a collective member of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and the WOW Cafe Theater, where she co-produces “Rivers of Honey,” a monthly Cabaret highlighting the art of women of color.

Donna Ostrowsky is a writer and a stand-up comedian. She has collaborated with YouTube sensations The Internets Celebrities, and directed their hit video Bodega Cats. Her short story The Queer Experiment was recently published in The Collection by Topside Press, and is available in queer-feminist-hippie bookstores across the nation, as well as Amazon.com. Donna lives in Kensington with her two cats, and in January her girlfriend is moving in, because they’re giant lesbos. When she’s not working her day job, Donna can be found playing video games and Magic the Gathering for upwards of 50 hours a week. She occasionally participates in tabletop RPGs and would love to talk with you about Deep Space Nine.




Queer nerds and their fanboys and girls unite in this monthly late night series as comedians, musicians, dancers, and performance artists exploring all things geeky, nerdy, and obsessive, from sci-fi to Sondheim. Forget the closet, get out of your mother’s basement!

QUEER NOT COOL was a #1 Time Out New York “Critic’s Pick” Previous performer credits have included “The Tonight Show”, “Today”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”, “Comedy Central Presents”, Logo’s “The Click List” and the critically acclaimed web shows “The Outs” and “It Gets Betterish”. QUEER NOT COOL was recently featured at this year’s New York Comic Con.


QUEER NOT COOL will take place SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9th at 10:30pm at THE SECRET THEATRE (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). For transportation, take the G, 7, E, or M trains to Court Square or the NR trains to Queensboro Plaza.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Cheap drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase.

For additional information please visit http://secrettheatre.com/LateNight.html or email femmefataletheater@gmail.com


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